Dr Brendan Daly

Lecturer in Canon Law at the Good Shepherd College, Catholic Institute of Sydney
BTh, PG Dip Theol, PhD (Ottawa,) JCD (St. Paul’s)

Dr Brendan Daly is a Lecturer in Canon Law at the Good Shepherd Theological College – Te Hepara Pai, the New Zealand campus of the Catholic Institute of Sydney.

Brendan is a priest from the diocese of Christchurch and was ordained in 1977. He studied canon law in Ottawa in the 1980’s, completing a doctorate in canon law in 1986 with a thesis concerning infant baptism. He taught at Holy Cross College from 1987 and was rector of Holy Cross Seminary from 1995-2000. Since 2002 he has been principal lecturer in canon law at Good Shepherd College. He is Judicial Vicar on the Tribunal of the Catholic Church for New Zealand. Outside of academic life, Brendan is well-known for his running.

Areas of Interest

  • Baptism
  • Canon law
  • Marriage
  • Sacramental theology and pastoral issues

Research Strengths

  • Catholic Canon Law

Publications

Books

2015 Canon Law in Action
St Pauls Publications, Sydney 2015, ISBN: 9781921963476, 316 p.

Book Chapters and Refereed Articles

2019 Canons 1336, 1369 and 1399: Right of the Bishop to Impose a Penalty by Extrajudicial Decree
In Roman Replies and CLSA Advisory Opinions 2019, (Washington DC: Canon Law Society of America, 2019, 55-58.
2019 Synodality and its consequences for Canon Law
In Stephen Crittenden ed., Health and Integrity in Church and Ministry: Conference Papers, 2019, 93-102
2018 Canons 983; 1388: The Seal of Confession
In Roman Replies and CLSA Advisory Opinions 2018, (Washington DC: Canon Law Society of America, 2018), 174-182
2017 Canon 427: How much can a Diocesan Administrator do?
In Roman Replies and CLSA Advisory Opinions 2017, (Washington DC: Canon Law Society of America, 2017), 56-65

A limited number of publications are listed here.

Find a Course
Study
Back to top